Osamu James Nakagawa's A Look at Life Through Photography

Osamu James Nakagawa, <i>Okinawa 4, from the series Banta</i>, 2008


Osamu James Nakagawa, Okinawa 4, from the series Banta, 2008

Congratulations to James on his recent honors as a recipient of the 26th Higashikawa, New Photographer of the Year award (2010) and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Award (2009).

A solo exhibition of both Banta and Gama took place at the Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan in Summer 2009 as well as the Higashikawa Cultural Center, Hokaido, Japan, in Conjunction with 2010 Higashikawa Photofesta (July 28-August 1, 2010). Nakagawa’s Remains series was shown at Gallery Tosei, Tokyo, Japan.

More works from Banta, were recently on view (May 27-June 2, 2010) in his solo exhibition, Banta: Stained Memory, at the Nikon Salon in Osaka after being on view at the Shinjuku location earlier in 2010. Read a review of Banta on Image World.

Osamu James Nakagawa’s
 work can be seen in The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography, which originated at the New Orleans Museum of Art. This exhibition “explores how key life events are celebrated and honored, and how pivotal life decisions are made by different world cultures,” and features work from 175 artists, including a piece from Osamu James Nakagawa’s Kai series.

July 9 – September 19, 2009

The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography

Cincinnati Museum Center